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How I defined ‘Retailing’?

November 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Today, I got a mail from my friend Rahulnath with the presentation he prepared Stepping stone to retail. It is a great presentation on the basics of retailing. His presentation reminded me one of my retail definitions.

“Retailing is not just a career. It’s a lifestyle. It offers exciting days, variety of assignments and tasks. It demands working long and odd hours, dealing with difficult people and undertaking different tasks such as housekeeping, loading and unloading, flyer distribution etc. But, end of the day you will realize- Retailing is Living.”

I left retail last year. But, again going to be a retailer. In different role and style….

Sijin on retail

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Salutes Consumer Rights Champion

March 14, 2013 Leave a comment

consumer rights Kennedy

I’m the one who never comes back…

March 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Consumer Rights Day 02
You know me. I’m the one who never complains no matter what kind of service I get.
I guess I just don’t think it’s worth wasting my energy confronting bad service.
I’m the one who goes into a restaurant and sits for 30 minutes until I get waited on.
The waiter is rude and impatient while I’m deciding on what to order.
Then when I get my order it’s 25 minutes later and it’s wrong.
But I don’t complain as I pay my bill.

I’m the one who goes to a store to buy something, but I never throw my weight around.
If I get a snooty salesperson who rolls his/her eyes because I want to look at several things before I make up my mind, I’m still polite as can be.
I’m the one who bought a toaster which burned out in two weeks.
I hated taking it back, but I knew it was under warranty.
All the time they were telling me it was my fault.
At that point, I couldn’t think of anything to do but leave.
It wasn’t worth getting into a yelling match over a toaster.
I smiled and said, “Thank you. Goodbye.”

I’m the one who wouldn’t dream of making a scene in public as I’ve seen others do at times.
But I’ll tell you what else I am

I’m the one who never comes back…
(Writer: Anonymous)

Consumer Rights Day March 15

March 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Consumer Rights Day 01


The right to satisfaction of basic needs
To have access to basic, essential goods and services: adequate food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, public utilities, water and sanitation

The right to safety
To be protected against products, production processes and services which are hazardous to health or life

The right to be informed
To be given the facts needed to make an informed choice, and to be protected against dishonest or misleading advertising and labelling

The right to choose
To be able to select from a range of products and services, offered at competitive prices with an assurance of satisfactory quality

The right to be heard
To have consumer interests represented in the making and execution of government policy, and in the development of products and services

The right to redress
To receive a fair settlement of just claims, including compensation for misrepresentation, shoddy goods or unsatisfactory services

The right to consumer education
To acquire knowledge and skills needed to make informed, confident choices about goods and services, while being aware of basic consumer rights and responsibilities and how to act on them

The right to a healthy environment
To live and work in an environment which is non-threatening to the well-being of present and future generations

Retailing is the art of making habits

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Quote- Retailing, the art

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Good bye Barcode Boy

December 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Norman Woodland
Inventor of bar code Norman Joseph Woodland dies at 91
The inventor of the bar code, that originated six decades ago and revolutionised product labelling, has died at the age of 91.
The product, originated on a beach when a mechanical-engineer-in-training named Norman Joseph Woodland with a transformative stroke of his fingers, yielding a set of literal lines in the sand, conceived the modern bar code.
Woodland died on Sunday, suffering from the effect Alzheimer’s disease and complications of his advanced age in his home in Edgewater, New Jersey, a media report said.
His daughter, Susan Woodland, announced his death yesterday.

Think about retail world without Barcodes & Scanners
Can’t Imagine.
Decades back retail world was without Barcodes & Scanners. Long queues were very common in supermarket checkouts. The faces of frustrated customers and tensed cashiers demanded for a change.
The day, 26 June 1974 revolutionized retail industry. On 26 June 1974 for the first time Barcode & Scanner successfully used in retail industry.
History of Barcode has something to say about some little guys with lots of vision.
Long before bar codes and scanners were actually invented, grocers knew they desperately needed something like that.
In 1932, a business student named Wallace Flint proposed an automated checkout system using punched cards.
In 1948, Bernard Silver, a graduate student, overheard a conversation in the halls of Philadelphia’s Drexel Institute of Technology. The president of a food chain was pleading with one of the deans to undertake research on capturing product information automatically at checkout. The dean turned down the request, but Bob Silver mentioned the conversation to his friend Norman Joseph Woodland, a twenty seven-year-old graduate student and teacher at Drexel. The problem fascinated Woodland.
In 1949, Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland developed a bull’s-eye style code and patented it in 1952.
In 1970, Mnc Logicon developed Universal Grocery Products Identification Code (UGPIC)
In 1973, George J Laurer invented Universal Product Code (UPC)
Their efforts ultimately revolutionized retail industry.
Click and download History of barcode to read and know the first product which was scanned and more
Whenever you face a problem remember the history of barcode & try for novel solutions

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